Essay Topics 2012 Existentialism 375

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PHIL 375
Susan Judith Hoffmann

Existentialism 375A Essay Topics 2012 Please write one 1500-2000 word essay worth 35% due on November 26 if students want essays back by December 5. Students must keep rough drafts of their paper and hand them in along with their paper. All students must be prepared to discuss their paper with the instructor. Please use a duotang to keep all the papers together neatly. The instructors reserve the right to deduct 1% a day for late papers unless the student can document relevant illness or extenuating circumstances. Essays must be typed. Make sure you keep a copy of your paper. Instructions Your papers will be graded on your ability to understand the material you have been assigned to read, your understanding of the class lectures and conferences, and your ability to draw on the class lectures and assigned readings in a thoughtful, clear and coherent manner. The lectures and conferences are intended to give you access to the texts themselves and the essay is a test of what you are able to achieve on your own, given that access. Your paper will be graded on the depth, clarity, and eloquence of your account. You are not giving a mere summary of the thinker in question but offering a thoughtful interpretation based on textual evidence and your own ideas. Use your own words to explicate the text. (To explicate means to describe the text in your own words to further your own understanding and to explain the text and your interpretation as clearly as you can to your reader.) You are encouraged to consult additional primary literature and to quote sparingly from the primary literature. It is possible to write an excellent paper on the basis of the required readings alone, however, it is highly recommended that you do some additional reading. The paper will be graded on the quality of the interpretation. An excellent interpretation is one that explains the quote, reading or topic in question in the paper writer’s own words and offers some interesting i
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